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acrid
used in Gone with the Wind

3 uses
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Definition
harsh or caustic — physically as when smoke from burning rubber might irritate the throat; or metaphorically as when someone says something that is especially sarcastic
  • Already the house was full of the acrid smell of clothes boiling in homemade black dye for, in the kitchen, the sobbing cook was stirring all of Mrs. Meade's dresses in the huge wash pot.
    2.14 (85% in)
  • The back kick of the pistol made her reel, as the roar of the explosion filled her ears and the acrid smoke stung her nostrils.
    3.26 (21% in)
  • He threw down the cigar violently and it smoked acridly on the carpet, the smell of scorching wool rising to their nostrils.
    5.54 (95% in)

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